Insects and Spiders - native

Monochamus scutellatus on Aug 2, 2022

Originally reported as Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)

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Description of specimen

Possible Asian Long Horned Beetle.

Commentary

Fortunately, this is not Asian longhorned beetle. This is one of our native pine sawyers, Monochamus scutellatus. One good way to differentiate them is that Monochamus has an "orange peel" texture to its wing covers (elytra) while Asian longhorned beetle's wing covers are smooth like patent leather. Thanks for reaching out!

Josh Vlach
Aug. 2, 2022, 4:03 p.m.